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Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center

LEED is the Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. We work to develop regional innovation clusters, advance high-growth entrepreneurship, and cultivate innovation.

What We Do

We serve the entire state of Louisiana providing technical assistance and support to businesses and economic development agencies, entrepreneurs (students, faculty and within communities), rural and underserved minority populations that are not connected to economic development resources and regional commercialization efforts.

What We Offer

We focus on providing technical assistance and consultation to decision makers and entrepreneurs. We engage with agencies and entrepreneurs in rural communities like Delcambre, Loreauville, Breaux Bridge, and Ville Platte. We provide outreach to entities in community strategic planning (Delcambre, Crowley, Youngsville, Acadia Parish), workforce development (LEDA, CGI, Opportunity Machine), new product development (university centers), supply chain innovations (USDA/seafood industry), and marketing plans (Hercules Liftboats, Faith House of Acadiana, GatorTail Outboard Motors).

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen and diversify economic development in Louisiana by providing technical assistance and support through strategic planning, impact analyses, feasibility studies and market research.

Contact Us

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Physical Location:
Moody Hall
214 Hebrard Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503

Important contacts:
Dr. Geoffrey T. Stewart, LEED Center Director
Phone: (337)482-5915
Email: gstewart@louisiana.edu
Office: Moody Hall 354

Administrative contacts:
Sara Andrade Mosquera, LEED Research Graduate Assistant
Email: andrademosquerasara@gmail.com

Our team is actively involved with public and private initiatives to improve the competitiveness of EDA Economic Development in Louisiana.

Meet the Team

US Economic Development Administration: University Economic Development Program